Cypress essential oil profile
Origin and Extraction: The cypress tree is a tall, cone shaped evergreen bearing brownish grey nuts and small flowers. Originally from the eastern Mediterranean it can also be found growing wild in Africa, Britain, Corsica, France Italy, Portugal, Sardinia, Sicily and Spain. Cypress essential oil is pale yellow in colour and fairly thin in consistency with a fresh and slightly woody aroma. This oil is extracted from the young twigs of the tree by a process called steam distillation.
Therapeutic Properties: Anesthetic, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antidepressant, antispasmodic, carminative, cytotoxic, digestive, expectorant, stomachic and stimulant.
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